About

Optomi Professional Services

We are
purpose-
driven

As we deliver our holistic solution to address the tech talent shortage, Optomi Professional Services fulfills its mission to provide meals for under resourced children, create opportunities for families to thrive and elevate entire communities as a result of the economic growth we enable.

We thrive in environments of collaboration.

OPS was born out of a passion
for making a meaningful impact all across the U.S. As we cultivate successful business relationships, we fuel our mission to impact the well being of children, families and entire communities.

Culture

Culture is a broad term, but ours is simply defined by six core values.  We are… INNOVATIVE • PASSIONATE • RESPECTFUL • GENUINE • DEDICATED • CONNECTED Technically, culture comes from the Latin “Cultus” which means “to care”. At the heart of it all, our culture is about caring… being purpose-driven. Work with us and experience it for yourself.


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING • TEAM AUGMENTATION • RURAL IMPACT OUTSOURCING

Optomi Professional Services employs a team of innovative thinkers, industry disruptors, and refreshingly enterprising strategists influencing a more purpose-driven world.

CHUCK RUGGIERO

Chief Executive Officer


Chief strategist. Master of Operations. Lover of ingenuity.
Weekend DIY fein. Closet coder. Creatively re-
sourceful. Joined the team to launch Provalus
and hit the ground running.  Now governs all things OPS.


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CHRISTEN BLACK

Chief Marketing Officer


Master of marketing. Brand strategist. Content Creator.
Inspired by the power of purpose. Avid organizer.
Design enthusiast. Exercise addict. A sucker
for good harmony and retro playlists.


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CHASE DONNER

Chief Financial Officer


Steward of finances and a stickler for process. Creative problem solver. Hot air balloon aficionado. Microbrewery connoisseur. Father of two. Takes the scenic route whenever possible.


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BEN TUCKER

Vice President of Operations


Maker of data-driven decisions and incredible cuisine.
At least 7 spreadsheets open at any given moment.
Steward of process, delivery and production tools.
Master of data and timely sarcasm. After a 5 month courtship,
joined the Optomi family in 2014 to open our Detroit branch.
Thrice promoted. Indispensable.


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RADKA WINWOOD

President, Optomi


Leader of the field leadership.
Cheerleader for all who passionately
strive to live up to their full potential.
Insightful. Hard-working. Dubbed as
refreshingly direct. Peloton-addict.
Happiest when goals are accomplished.


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JEFF LUMA

Executive Vice President of Delivery


Change agent. Incessantly building a faster, more efficient mousetrap. Talent whisperer. Lover of gadgets. Never saw a mountain he couldn’t bike.  Proud husband and father of two girls, a boy…..and ten ducks.


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AMBER GERARD

Chief People Officer


Possesses a keen ability to spot good talent.
Champion of our culture. Master networker.
Disseminator of infectious youthful enthusiasm. Genuine.
Has never met a board game she can’t master.
Aspiring rescue-shelter owner and mother to two
charming daughters. Integral.


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LAURA CHEVALIER

President, Provalus


Master of unique perspectives. Knowledgable in all
things technology. Can juggle more tasks than Anthony Gatto.
Interior design enthusiast. In pursuit of the perfect day planner.
Mother of two girls and mentor to all she takes
under her wing. Essential.


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JOSH HEROLD

Senior Vice President of Information Technology, Provalus


Mission-minded leader. Team-builder. The epitome of “roll up your sleeves”. Adaptable. Results-driven. Innovative brainstormer. Gadget geek. Soccer aficionado and coach. Animal-lover. Father to two young men, counselor to many. Country boy at heart!


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KAYLA NEWCOME

Regional Vice President


Fiercely competitive. Passionate about people, technology and making an impact. Peloton milestone-crusher. Travel enthusiast. Always on the go. Cookie connoisseur. Committed.


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TAYLOR JACKSON

Vice President of National Accounts


Proud Detroiter. Fierce competitor. Underdog story-lover. Tenacious passion for solution selling. Honest…sometimes brutally. Organized lifestyle seeker. Tough with a soft spot for tear-jerker movies. Ideal teammate in a golf scramble. Boy Mom.


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MATT ROBINSON

Regional Vice President


Protector of principles and core values. Leader of expanding client partnerships. Passionate about people. Challenge-lover. Mentor of leaders. Preacher of “if you’re not elevating the bar, you’re lowering it”. Once avid golfer turned recent father. Dedicated.


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